|Posted by hj on March 12, 2002 at 20:37:15:|
|In response to Re: Overcharged for Work?|
One of the easiest things in the world to do is look at a job after it is done and decide how much it should have cost. The problem is that by that time, the person has no idea whether the original plumber had unforeseen problems that only he knows about. For this reason, I have always declined to try to decide if someone overcharged for work that is completed. There are some tasks that are so simple that this rule would not apply, such as taking several hours to repair a faucet.
: My elderly mother had some plumbing work done and the charge seemed high to me.
: Here's the list of things done (and they were at her house for 4 - 5 hours). We live in San Diego.
: Pumped water from under house into grass
: Dry area out with clean Dry Dirt
: Copper repair on 3/4" hot waterline (about a 1' section with elbow)
: Replace ball valve to heater
: Drain heater